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Ron Howard Discusses His Early Career.

Actor/Director Ron Howard. As a child actor he appeared in "The Music Man" and the long running television series "The Andy Griffith Show." He also starred in the TV series "Happy Days" and was known for his roles in "American Graffiti." Howard later made a name for himself as a director of several movies including "Splash," "Cocoon," "Parenthood," and "Backdraft." His new film "Apollo 13" which stars Tom Hanks is now in theaters. Terry recently talked with Howard about "Apollo 13,". This time, Howard will discuss his years as a child actor.


Other segments from the episode on July 19, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 19, 1994: Interview with Ralph Reed; Interview with Ron Howard; Review of the television shows "The Larry Sanders Show," "Dream On," and "TV Nation."


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